Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation (CASDAR 5447)
Secretaria de Educacion Superior Ciencia y tecnologia del Ecuador (SENASCYT), Programa Becas para Doctorado (PhD) para Docentes de Universidades y Escuelas Politecnicas 2015 (2015-AR2Q8444)
Received: 26 July 2019
Accepted: 22 July 2020
First Online: 5 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the Animal-welfare body of ANSES (agreement number C-22-745-1). According to the Directive 2010/63/EU, ethical approval was not required for this study because samples were collected during “non-experimental agricultural practices” (article 1, 5a) by veterinarians with the consent of the farmers.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.